Prof. Sir John Burn Newcastle University, UK

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Professor Sir John Burn was awarded a first class degree in Human Genetics and an MD with distinction by Newcastle University where he has been Professor of Clinical Genetics for over 30 years. He has over 600 peer reviewed publications and was knighted in 2010 by Queen Elizabeth II for... read morehis services to Medicine and Healthcare. He is a fellow of the Royal Colleges of Medicine In London and Edinburgh, the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences in the UK. He is a past president of the European Society of Human Genetics and Vice President of the international Human Genome Organisation. He chairs The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, one of the biggest and most successful in the UK, serving a population of three million people. He was instrumental in the creation of the International Centre for Life in Newcastle as a Millennium Landmark “science village” which attracts up to a quarter million visitors annually and provides practical science classes to over 30,000 schoolchildren each year. It is the base for the Cancer Prevention Group ( ) which he leads and which carries out international cancer prevention research.